Meet the Team

Sally Tabbner

Sally Tabbner

Operations Manager

Sally has joined Dementia Support having worked in a commissioning environment at West Sussex County Council for over 24 years.  She has a passion for Older People’s Services, prevention and wellbeing and is experienced in designing and developing services which support vulnerable people to live independently.  Sally has worked closely with the Voluntary and Community Sector in West Sussex for a number of years.

 She holds an MBA and CMI Diploma in Strategic Leadership.  Sally has personal family experience of dementia and recognises how important it is to support both the person living with Dementia as well as their family and carers.

 Sally lives in the Arundel area with her husband and enjoys spending time with her family, especially her baby granddaughter, interior design and going to music festivals.

Rebecca Stotesbury

Rebecca Stotesbury

Head of Major Donor Fundraising

Becky holds over 10 years professional experience in fundraising and volunteer management including; major gift, trust, corporate, membership, event and community fundraising, both in the UK and in Brazil.  Becky has recent knowledge of fundraising for the education sector and for international projects most recently successfully achieving £2.4m Engineering Centre Appeal. She enjoys gluten-free baking with her daughter.

Nicki Clarke

Nicki Clarke

Fundraising and Communications Coordinator

Nicki came down to Chichester to study History at the University in 2004 and has stayed in the area ever since.  After graduating she worked for the Army in a Military Museum and then the publishers Wiley Blackwell in Chichester. 

Nicki became interested in the charity sector following the sudden death of her father whilst she was at university.  She trained and volunteered as a bereavement counsellor for the charity: Cruse Bereavement Care.  It was a role she found greatly rewarding, especially when working with children and young people who had been bereaved.

She also took on the voluntary role of Publicity Co-ordinator for the West Sussex Area of Cruse, and subsequently chose to pursue a career in the charity sector, and in 2012 joined local charity – the Aldingbourne Trust, as a Marketing Assistant. In her role she worked to promote independent living for adults with learning disabilities and the charity’s New Building Appeal.

In January 2017 Nicki joined Dementia Support, and is looking forward to getting those doors open at the Hub so this new, exciting charity can provide the much needed dementia services for local people.

In her home life, Nicki is a keen baker, a royal history enthusiast and walker.

Alison Weeks

Alison Weeks

Administrator

Alison has worked within Human Resources for Virgin and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd, before changing and working at Horsham District Council, Wellbeing Hub as Wellbeing Advisor and then PA to Director of Community Services and the Chairman. 

She completed her BA Hons in 2017 for Humanistic Counselling and has been working as a counsellor for Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care a voluntary organisation since 2014, offering support to users and families to address the underlying issues around addiction, such as trauma, loss, stress, anxiety or depression.  Alison also works as a psychotherapist for The Bariatric Consultancy Ltd, commissioned by the NHS, running groups and offering one to one counselling for eating disorders and co-occurring disorders.

Alison has had personal experience of Lewy Bodies, Dementia within her family and will be working within the Dementia Support Hub as part-time administrator and will be first contact point for visitors, bringing lots of previous customer experience to the Dementia Support Hub.

Alison enjoys getting out cycling in the Chichester area and long walks with her family and dog as well as using mindfulness meditation to relax.

Sue Craig

Sue Craig

Community Relationships Co-ordinator

Sue joined Dementia Support in August 2017 as our part-time Community Relationships Co-ordinator.
Sue has worked in health and social care education in the statutory, private and voluntary sectors for over 25 years and is passionate about supporting people living with dementia and their carers. Having been a family carer and set up community services in Portsmouth, Sue is cognisant of the challenges often encountered when supporting an individual’s health and well-being.
Sue is a Doctor of Education (EdD) and her other passion is supporting others to develop academically and vocationally.

Sue joined Dementia Support in August 2017 as our part-time Community Relationships Co-ordinator.
Sue has worked in health and social care education in the statutory, private and voluntary sectors for over 25 years and is passionate about supporting people living with dementia and their carers. Having been a family carer and set up community services in Portsmouth, Sue is cognisant of the challenges often encountered when supporting an individual’s health and well-being.
Sue is a Doctor of Education (EdD) and her other passion is supporting others to develop academically and vocationally.